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Parents: How to Evaluate a Day Care Center (An Insider's View)

Carrie Lowrance | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Carrie Lowrance

There are so many horror stories out there about things that can go wrong in a day care. As an expert in this field, I can understand why gathering as much information as possible about the teachers, policies and center itself is extremely important.

To the Mom With a Toddler and a Baby

Amber Kuiper | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Amber Kuiper

You're tired, I know. Exhausted, actually. But amidst the exhaustion, you've found energy to intentionally love each of your sweet kiddos because you are amazing and the love you have for them runs so deep that you'd give up the world for them to feel it.

Postpartum and Straight Jackets

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

I want to shed some light on the crazy ups and downs of post partum. A combination of hormonal changes and sleep deprivation can take it's toll on ...

10 Things I Never Thought I'd Say Before Becoming a Parent

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 01.24.2016 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

I assumed this concept was fairly self explanatory. However, only after many tears and a monumental tantrum was my little man finally able to deal with the disappointment he faced when realizing that what he discovered in his diaper was, and would never be, approved by either Waldorf or his mom as a proper sensory toy.

7 Unrealistic Resolutions for the New Mom

Christine Carter | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Christine Carter

Happy New Year! Since 2016 arrived, you are probably starting to think through all those goals you want to set for yourself in the coming year, aren't you? I'm guessing your house is a mess and you are still in your pjs, right? I was once you... thinking of all the seemingly unrealistic resolutions to be had in 2016. You might actually accomplish many of your goals. Maybe not.

Comparing Your Postpartum Body to Victoria's Secret Models

Well Rounded NY | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

It's that time of year again: the cold sets in and we become less active. And a certain underwear company holds a big fashion show in which women wear very little. While many of us choose not to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, we are all exposed to it through social media, regardless of whether we want to or not.

When It Is OK To Quit

Stephanie Giese | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

No one in my real life ever "formula shamed" me for not being able to breastfeed my baby. My guilt was my own; it was internal. But it was intense and it was real.

15 Quirky Musings About Pregnancy And New Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents

When mom Meghna Shah was expecting her first child, she turned to comedy to help her cope with some of the more challenging aspects of pregnancy....

Finding Motherhood Without Losing Yourself

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

Sometimes I feel like the change in my lifestyle from me to mom was like trying to fit a square into a circle. "It's all part of being a parent. You're a mom now." Well guess what? I don't want to "just" be a mom.

How to Leave Your Child for Vacation in 10 Easy Steps

Jill Patir | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Jill Patir

Plan your trip far enough in advance so that it's nothing more than a faint light in the distance. Put it on the backburner of your thoughts. Passive aggressive is the only way to go.

7 Things You Should Know About Your New Baby

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

Co-bathing might not be your thing if you don't like having explosive baby diarrhea all up in your business. Something about that warm water tempts even the potty-trained toddler to let one loose. Be prepared, Momma.

'Welcome To Motherhood' Rap Is Just What Parents-To-Be Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents

Countless moms and dads have lamented the sleepless nights, messy stains, piles of laundry, and general confusion that come with welcoming a new baby ...

What Nobody Tells You About The First Year Of Parenthood, In 10 Honest Doodles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents

When Scottish illustrator Lucy Scott became a mom, she started doodling some of her daily parenting battles. "I wanted to document the tough bits, the...

A New Mom's Open Letter To Her Pregnant Best Friend

Kerstin Shamberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Kerstin Shamberg

If you take nothing else away, I've boiled it down to this: Tune out all the judgment, trust yourself, try not to worry so much, laugh, give yourself a break, be flexible and don't Google anything!

The Type of Mother I Will Never Be

Jill Patir | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Jill Patir

It's taken me a long time to get a handle on this whole "parenting thing," and to be at peace with the choices that am making. I may not be a parenting expert, but I am absolutely, whole-heartedly, and without a doubt, a mother.

30 Signs You're A New Mom

Rachael Roehmholdt | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Rachael Roehmholdt

You have somehow transported yourself into a different dimension where everyone talks about themselves in the third person, as in, "Mama needs some time to herself, like, for real..."

The Flips and Flops of Summer Pregnancy

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

If you are thinking about getting pregnant this time of year... keep in mind what a summer pregnancy looks like! As a teacher's aid, having the summe...

Cherishing Every Moment Is Hard

Jill Patir | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

It's not that I don't whole-heartedly believe those statements, and I am sure before I know it, I'll have a teenager in high school, but the first thought that came to my mind was, cherishing every moment is hard.

Welcoming Motherhood

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

I can't take a long shower with my tunes on full blast. I would love to meet friends for dinner, but I have a new baby at home. The phenomenon of "me" time exists, but in a different way. In this process, I have learned a few things that I thought I'd share.

Life As A New Mom, Summed Up In A Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents

After giving birth to her first child, cartoonist Sage Stossel had a new source of creative inspiration -- the unceasing adventures of parenthood. In ...

The Power of the Playgroup for New Moms

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

I still keep in touch with many of the women in that playgroup from so long ago. We shared something that I will forever hold with me. That first time mom thing. When life became a blur of love and care taking and nightly feedings and fatigue. When a baby sleeping in my arms made me feel like a superhero.

Your Soul Task to More Beauty

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

Just as trees, before ever thinking about growing up, grow roots deep down, so too can we, fellow limbed creatures, create a life that is grounded in ...

Working Mom Wants It All

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

My maternity leave was coming to an end and I was feeling the fear of going back to work increase daily. On one hand, I was excited to return and put that hard-earned master's degree to good use. On the other hand, I was devastated.

What Can We Do? In Response to the 3 Israeli Boys Who Were Kidnapped and Murdered

Jill Patir | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

It may not solve the crisis in the Middle East, and it may not put an end to war, but if we can raise a generation of more tolerant and accepting humans, it certainly is a step in the right direction.

In Defense of Co-Sleeping From a Non Co-Sleeper

Jill Patir | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Neither my husband, nor I, was raised in co-sleeping homes and it just didn't seem to fit our lifestyle. I was never against it; I just knew it wasn't for us. My daughter slept in our room in a bassinet for the first few weeks, but after that, sleeping was reserved for our separate rooms. And it worked. Until it didn't.